The Advanced RPA Branch (ACC/A3MA) is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the RQ-170 program. A3MA provides the operational expertise required to ensure the RQ-170 meets current and future needs of the Combatant Commander. A3MA develops, coordinates, and publishes command guidance for all aspects of aircrew training in RQ-170 units. A3MA also develops realistic training requirements, programs, and instructions to ensure combat-ready forces for theater wartime tasking.
Manages and executes aircrew training within the RQ-170 enterprise. Manages funding, travel, and student allocations to fulfill requirements within the advanced RPA training community.
Review, coordinate, and prepare Advanced RPA Instructions and policy (AFI 11-2RQ-170Vl-3 and AFTTP 3-1 Technical Orders) changes and rewrites in coordination with Wing and Staff standardization and evaluation functions.
Review, coordinate, and prepare RAP tasking messages and reports.
Review, coordinate, and prepare RTRB briefings, and publish pre and post RTRB products semi-annually.
Review, coordinate, and prepare responses for SIB/AIB.
Review, coordinate, and prepare mishap review panel brief and semi-annual AFSAS review for COMACC.
Review, coordinate, and prepare waiver packages required for deviation from regulations and AFIs.
Provide support for the development and staffing of Staff packages, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Concept of Employment (CONEMPS), Enabling Concepts, Roadmaps and Contingency Plans; perform Major Weapon System (MWS) Lead Command duties.
Coordinate with Wing and DoD Staff agencies to organize, train, and equip the Advanced RPA enterprise in IAW CSAF direction.
Coordinate with Advanced RPA Systems Program Office and ACC/A5/8/9 for Advanced RPA system enhancements and assistance in defining modernization requirements to support current/future weapon system upgrades, training, sustainment, and employment.
Attend Component Commander Exercise and Planning Conferences (approximately 4 per year).
Minimum of five years of operational mission experience in MAJCOM aircraft performing aircrew duties.
Minimum of two years of experience managing RQ-170-related operations programs, or three years operational MQ-1/9 or RQ-170 experience. (RQ-170 may be substituted with B-2, F-117, or other low observable or relevant ISR program management or operational experience, at A3M discretion).
Minimum of two years of NAF, MAJCOM, or HAF level staff experience to include program and funding actions.